Taking the Lead: An Inside Look at Eskenazi Health’s Leadership, Kimberly Curry

This blog post is part of a series titled Taking the Lead: An Inside Look at Eskenazi Health's Leadership. Different leaders throughout Eskenazi Health will be featured, giving an inside look at their work roles, backgrounds, passions and even hobbies. We hope you enjoy learning about some of the exceptional leaders Eskenazi Health is proud to employ.

In the 17 years Kimberly Curry has worked at Eskenazi Health, she has consistently taken on larger and more challenging responsibilities. In her current role, Curry serves as the director of specialty care services, where she’s responsible for more than 40 specialty clinics in the Sandra Eskenazi Outpatient Care Center.

Curry takes great pride in her team of over 100 employees who provide outstanding service to 700 to 800 patients a day.

Curry attended college at Western Kentucky University where she majored in Business/HealthCare Administration. She previously worked at IU Health as a provider consultant prior to joining Eskenazi Health in 2001. She takes great pride in, and is an enthusiastic advocate of Eskenazi Health’s mission to Advocate, Care, Teach and Serve (ACTS) with special emphasis on the vulnerable populations of Marion County.

While at Eskenazi Health, Curry previously served as director of Patient Experience and the orthopaedics clinic.

Her main career goal is to continue to make a positive difference in the lives of Eskenazi Health patients, while striving to create the best possible experience for them.

Curry is a past recipient of the Eskenazi Health Top ACTS Leader of the Quarter award for her excellent leadership skills. She is well-known for going above and beyond the call of duty, and is very hands on in the specialty clinics whether it’s rooming patients, helping physicians or scheduling appointments.

For the past 14 years, Curry has worked with the Rawls Medicine Initiative, which exposes minority high school students to exciting careers in the field of medicine. The initiative is a six-week program that meets once a week at Eskenazi Health where local youth are exposed to the health care profession and the field of medicine in hopes of influencing them to pursue the medical field as a career.

Curry was named the second annual Center for Leadership Development (CLD) Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni Award winner for her activities in the organization with over 25 years as a volunteer, class facilitator and board member. The CLD has been a valued presence in Indianapolis, equipping more than 15,000 mainly African-American youth for academic and career success.

Curry holds memberships with the Avondale YMCA, the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Eastern Star Church and The Center for Leadership Development. In her spare time, Curry likes to read, play golf and travel.

The mother of a 21-year-old son, Venton, who in the fall will be a senior at Western Kentucky University; Curry has been married to Venton Curry for 30 years. She would someday like to be remembered as someone who gave back to her community and loved helping others, especially young people. 

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